Influence of Boundary Conditions on the Accuracy of Pulsation Dampers Characteristics in Analytical Models
Keywords:reactive damper, pressure pulsation, long transmission line model, plane wave theory, piston compressor
A pressure pulsation phenomenon in positive displacement machinery and resulting from that noise and vibration problems are well-known and still unsolved issues. The article concerns modeling pressure pulsation dampers used for fluid machinery, in particular in gas systems. The currently used mathematical models based on the plane wave theory are verified in the special laboratory conditions with no flow and no wave reflections at the system outlet. The use of a compressor as an excitation source significantly influences the characteristics of a damper installed in a system. In this study, a measurement of common type dampers transmission loss characteristics with the use of pressure transducers is proposed. The article discusses the influence of boundary conditions in analytical models based on the plane wave theory on the accuracy of dampers characteristics. Basing on the measurements results some improvements in the analytical model are proposed.
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